Siemens Energy Dammam HubAs a testament to our commitment to the Kingdom, Siemens Energy in Saudi Arabia is in the process of one of our largest expansions in the country at the Siemens Energy Dammam Hub (SEDH). It is the one of the largest facilities of its kind in the region and it is where the first “made in KSA” gas turbine was assembled in 2016. The Hub, which began operating in late 2015, started making gas turbines and associated equipment for Saudi Aramco projects. The company has steadily grown its manufacturing and packaging capacity at the hub, including upgrades for compressor skids packaging and ongoing upgrades to integrate the production of Lube Oil Units; Water Solution packages; Additive Manufacturing capabilities; high-speed balancing; Rotor Assembly, and Rotor Manufacturing.
The FacilityThe Hub’s advanced service workshop is where any kind of rotating equipment can be serviced. From small repair work over pumps, gears to compressors, heavy generators and large gas turbine rotors with it’s Hot Gas Parts. Our services cover general inspections, regular repairs, modifications and upgrades as well as emergency services under 24/7 conditions. This expansion has brought with it an increase in local content and personnel to support plant activities. Through 2024, Siemens Energy plans to achieve ambitious local content targets in the gas compressor business, with initiatives that include localization achievements in local goods and services, including raw material sourcing, compressor part manufacturing and final assembly. Other localization goals include increasing the level of Saudi nationals in every job category as well as extensive employee retention programs. This expansion will add value to our customers in Saudi Arabia because it will enhance the local manufacturing and will create more jobs with a focus on Saudization. We are focusing on increasing competent Saudi technicians in our factories and have several programs to make that happen. SEDH is currently the largest gas turbine and compressor manufacturing facility in the region, including a full-fledged service set up to cover the entire product lifecycle.